Nay Pyi Taw, April (28)
The junta-appointed Union Election Commission (UEC) announced that five of the political parties that applied for establishment of political parties were allowed to register in accordance with Section 9 of the Political Parties Registration Law.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), which was the first to apply for party establishment, was allowed to register as a political party on April 20, and so did for the Myanmar People’s Democratic Party on April 24.
New Democracy Party (Kachin), Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party, and National Unity Party were allowed to register on April 25, but not in order of number.
Before those political parties, there were the Pa-O National Organization, the Public Contribute Students Democracy Party, and the New National Democracy Party, which first applied for party registration.
On April 27, the Union Development Party and the Democratic Forces Labor Party, which applied for the establishment of a political party, were allowed to establish parties, and those two political parties must apply for party registration within 30 days.
The military council enacted a new political party registration law in late January for the planned multi-party democratic elections, and issued a 60-day deadline to apply to the UEC for party establishment and registration.
There were 63 political parties that applied for party establishment and registration within 60 days, and 40 existing political parties that failed to register with the military council were dissolved by the junta.
Five political parties out of the more than 60 that applied for party registration and establishment have been approved, and the junta UEC stated that other parties that applied for party establishment are under verification.
News-Than Lwin Times